[tmql-wg] Proposed new requirement: Ability to produce textual output

Lars Marius Garshol larsga@garshol.priv.no
24 Jun 2003 11:58:58 +0200

Thanks for answering, Graham. :)

* Lars Marius Garshol
|  - 2. should we say that this ability MAY be specified in a separate
|    part (that is, not in part 1 of TMQL)?

* Graham Moore
|  * When you say 'not in part 1' do you mean the first version of
| tmql or not in the main section describing the language?

The current requirements document says that TMQL will be a multi-part
standard, and that there will be two parts:

  1. Querying
  2. Updates

So the question here was really whether there should be a third part,
output, or whether output should go in part 1.
* Lars Marius Garshol
|  - 3. should we make the ability to produce non-XML output a SHALL
|    requirement, a MAY requirement, or just leave it out?
* Graham Moore
|  * hmm - once we have the mechanism to output XML format why should
| it be any harder for it to be non-XML? 

Robert explained why he thought so in his previous email:
  <URL: http://isotopicmaps.org/pipermail/tmql-wg/2003-June/000050.html >

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